I have just started with silverstripe, downloaded it two days ago and i have been busy playing with it. I uploaded the base website (blackcandy) then went on to build the website.
A few problems;
I cant change the name of the website (it never asked me to enter a name).
I cant access any of the forums and comes up with and error message for the script.
when trying to install the forum... it stayed on the same page for over an hour... ended up deleting the entire silverstripe system and i now use a complete one that a friend made on a different computer.
this is just starting to be a pain in the A and i am thinking of scrapping silverstripe altogether now.
I would suggest using a local server before uploading to an online one. This way you can look at the php-error log easily and develop things faster than a hosted site. Then once your site is ready upload it to the real server. If you are on Mac download MAMP, on windows download WAMP.
To change the look of the site, just edit the theme templates and css files.
this is what i get when i try to open a forum;
XML Parsing Error: junk after document element
Line Number 2, Column 1:<b>Notice</b>: Controller::currentController() is deprecated. Use Controller::curr() instead. in <b>/home/.leif/acronum/youths-empowered.com/silverstripe-v2.2.2/silverstripe-v2.2.2/sapphire/core/control/Controller.php</b> on line <b>367</b><br />
i seem to have got something to work... i originally put it at the top, now i put that code snippet at the bottom and i get to veiw the page and post threads and replys etc, and this shows up at the top;
Notice: Controller::currentController() is deprecated. Use Controller::curr() instead. in /home/.leif/acronum/youths-empowered.com/silverstripe-v2.2.2/silverstripe-v2.2.2/sapphire/core/control/Controller.php on line 367
Debug (line 118 of BBCodeParser.php): Welcome to the General Discussion forum!